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Professor Jonathan Hill

Professor Jonathan Hill

  • Academics

Director of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies & Professor of International Relations

Research subject areas

  • Conflict and security
  • History
  • International relations
  • Politics

Contact details


Jon joined King’s in 2005 after completing his PhD in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has published widely on the Maghreb and North Africa and is interested in the stability and development of the region’s regimes. He has held visiting positions at the LSE and St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and is a member of several journal editorial and advisory boards.

Research Interests

Contemporary and comparative politics of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania with emphasis on:

Colonial legacies; Islamism; authoritarianism; democratisation; security; external relations (Europe and the United States)


J. N. C. Hill, (2016), Democratisation in the Maghreb, Edinburgh and New York: Edinburgh University Press. 

PhD Supervision

Jon is happy to supervise MA dissertations and PhD theses on the following broad subject areas:

  • North Africa
  • Authoritarian resilience
  • Democratisation

Current students:

  • Matthew Lewis
  • Christopher Elliott

Further Details


Prof Jon Hill PURE Profile